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This is a discussion on Den. speciosum - best in the world ? within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Wow wow wow wow ..... and more wow! I've long wanted to have a speciosum ...
Wow wow wow wow ..... and more wow!
I've long wanted to have a speciosum and I've heard that particular plant loves dry conditions and cool weather to coax it to flower?
First of all...WOW! See i'm the ding bat that sees big overgrown plants as a fun challenge. And they are fun to repot...it just takes patience and alot of free time. That one looks like i'd need something electric to cut it apart. he he Now where is it again? lol Actually i'd been thinking about getting one of these...I have a nice corner out back where it should thrive.
I'm surprise when I view the photo. Amazing plant and super grower.
And how on earth did I miss this post !!! Thanks Lee for bumping up this topic !! Awesome plant I dream of such specimens LOL !
I have just thought ; how to repot it .
For mixing the compost, maybe a concrete mixer ?
For adding compost to the pot, maybe a JCB ( tractor mounted giant shovel) ?
For holding the plant in the pot at the right height, maybe a crane ?
For settling the compost in, some kind of vibrator - the kind used with diamond ore after they shovel it out of the big hole, to vibrate all the small stuff through the sieve and leave the big lumps behind.
provblem is that you would be setting up a factory, not a potting shed. I don't have room in my garden. Come to think of it, I don't have room in my greenhouse for the plant, either !.
But its fun to talk about it.